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Linux Install on Ion A603 MiniPC

By zano6 ·
Hi

I just can't seem to get linux installed on my Ion A603 MiniPC.
I've tried Ubuntu10 Desktop;Xubuntu10 and OpenSUSE11 with no luck.
My MiniPC specs:
(2.5" 80GB PATA Western Digital Drive, 1GB Memory,AMD Geode LX;Award BIOS,etc)

I get my Linux iso onto a USB Stick using USB Installer 1.5.6.
The MiniPC is then booted up from this USB Stick(there is no CD/DVD, MiniPC only has x4 USB Ports and I do not have an external CD/DVD drive)

Install screen comes up and when I select "Install Xubuntu onto Harddrive" the last message is see is "Running /scripts/casper-premount"
And there it hangs.
I suspect the kernel has issues with the PATA drive.
I've even tried booting off Rescuecd iso with no luck.

Please assist

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by oldbaritone In reply to Linux Install on Ion A603 ...

Have you tried a network-based install?

Can you set the drive in BIOS for IDE emulation or SATA emulation? I've had several SATA drive controllers that ran fine after the install was complete, but I had to put them in IDE emulation mode to get the install completed.

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